|MCLA Men Open MASCAC Play with Win|
|11:56PM / Saturday, January 11, 2020|
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The MCLA men's basketball team opened Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 74-68 victory over host Bridgewater State University on Saturday afternoon at the Tinsley Center.
The Trailblazers improve to 8-4 on the season with their fifth straight win. The Bears, who were playing without leading scorer Ryan Carney (Easton, Mass.), fall to 3-10 with the setback.
Junior forward Mike DeMartinis scored 20 points and added four rebounds and five assists to lead the way for MCLA. Junior guard Noah Yearsley added 14 points, five boards and three assists for the Trailblazers (8-4), while junior forward Hayden Bird (North Adams) and senior guard Ki-Shawn Monroe tallied 10 points apiece. Monroe also finished with a team-best nine rebounds.
MCLA hosts Fitchburg State on Tuesday.
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Bridgewater's Destiny Fitzgerald and Hannah Dziadyk each scored 12 in a 76-42 win over MCLA.
Kylah Langston scored nine points, and Erika Ryan grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked 11 shots for the Trailblazers (2-9, 0-1), who hosts Fitchburg State on Tuesday.